In his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show here Tuesday, Chairman Michael Dell introduced a number of new gaming systems and components--as well as a program to plant trees that will suck up the carbon dioxide indirectly generated by the fast Pcs.
While I doubt any gamer is going to sacrifice large amounts of performance in a game for the sake of lowered power consumption, most machines do spend a large quantity of time idling and wasted energy is a pretty big field to fix. On top of exotic cooling solutions and pricey components, planting trees a bit of a strange way to compensate for a power hungry PC.
As a company, Dell is one of the biggest PC recyclers, and has made a name for themselves as one of the few companies that will take outdated equipment back at no charge. Other areas in which they try to help is by offering servers with mobile components, such as 2.5” hard drives, a tactic that many people use to keep a desktop PC cooler. All that power savings do come at a significant dollar cost, though.